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#FreeAJStaff: Global day of action for imprisoned journalists in Egypt

Al Jazeera is calling for a Global Day of Action to demand the immediate release of four of its journalists who have been locked up in Egypt for months.

Private newspapers return to Myanmar

YANGON — "We've been waiting half a century for this day," said the editor of one of Myanmar's four new dailies.

Turkey has some serious human rights issues

A number of right groups have sent an open letter to President Obama asking for a firmer hand dealing with Turkey. We lay out what the problems are.
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sits in Parliament on December 10, 2012. Erdogan has been behind many repressive new laws that human rights groups say violate political freedoms. ( ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In an open letter to President Obama today, a number of rights organizations expressed their concern with the continuing human rights situation in Turkey, specifically calling on the administration to take a stronger hand with Prime Minister Erdogan.


Eve of Leveson inquiry report sees lawmakers divided on press freedom (VIDEO)

The press is currently self-regulated through the Press Complaints Commission, but the Leveson report is expected to suggest statutory regulation overseen by an independent body.
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